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The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 01.12.22

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 60:38


Research shows hemp compounds prevent coronavirus from entering human cells   Oregon State University, January 11, 2022 Hemp compounds identified by Oregon State University research via a chemical screening technique invented at OSU show the ability to prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from entering human cells. Van Breemen and collaborators, including scientists at Oregon Health & Science University, found that a pair of cannabinoid acids bind to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, blocking a critical step in the process the virus uses to infect people. The compounds are cannabigerolic acid, or CBGA, and cannabidiolic acid, CBDA, and the spike protein is the same drug target used in COVID-19 vaccines and antibody therapy. A drug target is any molecule critical to the process a disease follows, meaning its disruption can thwart infection or disease progression.   Tomato concentrate could help reduce chronic intestinal inflammation associated with HIV   University of California Los Angeles, January 11, 2021 New UCLA-led research in mice suggests that adding a certain type of tomato concentrate to the diet can reduce the intestinal inflammation that is associated with HIV. Left untreated, intestinal inflammation can accelerate arterial disease, which in turn can lead to heart attack and stroke. The findings provide clues to how the altered intestinal tract affects disease-causing inflammation in people with chronic HIV infection, suggesting that targeting the inflamed intestinal wall may be a novel way to prevent the systemic inflammation that persists even when antiviral therapy is effective in controlling a person's HIV.     Too much sitting could mean worse outcomes for cancer survivors   Cancer Care Alberta (Canada), January 11, 2022 A new study shows those who sit too much and are not physically active are much more likely to die early from cancer or any other cause than those who are more active. Data on cancer survivors who took part in the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2007 to 2014 showed that inactive survivors who reported sitting more than eight hours a day were at the highest risk of dying. "Cancer survivors who did not meet the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans [150 minutes per week of moderate-to-vigorous intensity leisure-time physical activity] and sit longer than eight hours per day had more than a fivefold increase in the risk of death from all causes—cancer and non-cancer," said lead researcher Lin Yang. The link was particularly troubling because the researchers found that as many as one-third of cancer survivors didn't exercise and sat more than six hours a day. Only about one-third got the recommended 150 hours of exercise a week, Yang said.     Running could improve brain function in people with Gulf War illness   Texas A&M University, January 10, 2022 It has now been three decades since 700,000 American troops responded to the invasion of Kuwait in the first Gulf War, and more than a third of those troops still suffer from the same condition: Gulf War Illness (GWI). Previously labeled Gulf War syndrome, GWI is characterized by persistent reduced cognitive function, memory problems, mood and sleep disturbances, chronic pain and fatigue. The exact cause of GWI is not known, though it is suggested that some combination of the prophylactic drug pyridostigmine bromide (PB), the mosquito repellant N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide (DEET), insecticide permethrin (PER), multiple pesticides, low doses of Sarin, and chronic war-related stress are to blame. Positive findings notwithstanding, the impracticalities of a drug that is not yet approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) led Shetty to explore more accessible means. With perhaps the most simple of interventions that could be asked (certainly one familiar to our veterans), he found that running a few times each week could be powerful in the relief of GWI-related symptoms.     Why high-dose vitamin C kills cancer cells   Low levels of catalase enzyme make cancer cells vulnerable to high-dose vitamin C University of Iowa, January 9, 2022 Vitamin C has a patchy history as a cancer therapy, but researchers at the University of Iowa believe that is because it has often been used in a way that guarantees failure. Most vitamin C therapies involve taking the substance orally. However, the UI scientists have shown that giving vitamin C intravenously--and bypassing normal gut metabolism and excretion pathways--creates blood levels that are 100 - 500 times higher than levels seen with oral ingestion. It is this super-high concentration in the blood that is crucial to vitamin C's ability to attack cancer cells. Earlier work by UI redox biology expert Garry Buettner found that at these extremely high levels (in the millimolar range), vitamin C selectively kills cancer cells but not normal cells in the test tube and in mice. Physicians at UI Hospitals and Clinics are now testing the approach in clinical trials for pancreatic cancer and lung cancer that combine high-dose, intravenous vitamin C with standard chemotherapy or radiation. Earlier phase 1 trials indicated this treatment is safe and well-tolerated and hinted that the therapy improves patient outcomes. The current, larger trials aim to determine if the treatment improves survival. In a new study, published recently in the December issue of the journal Redox Biology, Buettner and his colleagues have homed in on the biological details of how high-dose vitamin C (also known as ascorbate) kills cancer cells.   People with early-onset Parkinson's disease may benefit from boosting niacin in diet   University of Leicester (UK), January 10, 2022 •    Team studied fruit flies with a mutation that mimics the human disease •    Niacin/Vitamin B3 is found in a variety of foods including meats and nuts •    Research suggests niacin boosts levels of NAD compound in body for energy generation and DNA repair, which is critical for keeping mitochondria in shape and Parkinson's at bay •    Drugs that block NAD-consuming DNA repair already exist to treat cancer - therefore these drugs could be repurposed to protect faulty mitochondria in Parkinson's disease "This study strengthens the therapeutic potential for Vitamin B3/niacin-based dietary interventions in the treatment of Parkinson's disease" - Dr Miguel Martins, MRC Toxicology Unit, University of Leicester People with certain forms of early-onset Parkinson's disease may benefit from boosting the amount of niacin in their diet, according to new research from the University of Leicester. Niacin, or Vitamin B3, is found in a variety of foods, including nuts and meat. The team from the MRC Toxicology Unit at the University of Leicester studied fruit flies with a mutation that mimics the human disease.     America's Crisis of Cultural Moral Panic   Richard Gale and Gary Null PhD Progressive Radio Network, January 12, 2022 It is one thing to show a man that he is in error and another to put him in touch with truth… No man's knowledge can go beyond his experience” – John Locke (Essays Concerning Human Understanding) Locke was not alone in questioning what we believe to be true knowledge, and pointing out the consequences of failing to discern falsehoods from reality. Locke was in excellent company.  Due to the scientific revolution, which inspired several generations of deep thinkers, naturalists and philosophers, including Rousseau, Kant, Spinoza, Darwin, Bacon and Voltaire, the Age of Enlightenment or the Age of Reason has dominated the intellectual world of ideas for nearly two centuries. Locke's statements remain pertinent because today there is a new generation that has been indoctrinated by the shortcomings of scientific materialism. It was intended to bring forth a new purity, an idyllic perfectionism of thought and beliefs founded alone upon objective inquiry. But now this higher ideal has degenerated into a juvenile revolution fuelling identity politics, the cancel culture of wokeness, and a passionate micro-aggression that derives hedonist pleasure in ridicule and insult. One of its more lofty goals is to end free speech as we know it – except for those who are woke. Other goals are to institute a faux collectivism and to abolish meritocracy or social rewards earned through effort and achievement. For many years, important voices of critical thought – Noam Chomsky, Henry Giroux, Jordan Peterson, to name a few, have been warning us that this day was rapidly approaching. However, since there are no dynamic leaders in the youth's woke moment of Maoist-style cleansing and purging of wrong-views, wrong attitudes and wrong beliefs, most of us in the older generations wrongly assume it would be a passing phase. But it wasn't. In fact, the consequences of this unleashed furor, evidenced by an absence of self-reflection and critical thought, has been channeled into a mob rule of dissent and abuse.  In the virtual world gatherings of protest across social media, it is nearly unstoppable. No one is challenging them, neither the mainstream media nor the majority of academia. Rather, corporate leaders and persuasive forces within the ranks of liberal democratic institutions are coming to their aid. Therefore, it proceeds under the cover of a silent political power to sustain its energy. On the other hand, today's youth have every reason to feel disenchanted and to suffer rampant existential angst, the emptiness of not feeling a deeper sense of purpose and meaning in the world at large.  American neoliberalism's and our educational system's single-minded attention on science and technology -- which in themselves are amoral disciplines -- and rote memorization and testing has resulted in two decades of our youth becoming increasingly illiterate in the humanities, critical evaluation and reflective inquiry.  It is also the most irreligious generation in American history. Without the skills of introspective thought to develop a sense of genuine well-being and true happiness, or what Plato called eudomonia as opposed to hedonia, (the pursuit of temporary or transient pleasures), our nation has tossed its youth to the rabid dogs of the social Darwinian rat race for survival. Therefore, it is not surprising that suicides among today's teens and twenty-somethings have risen 47 percentduring the past two decades.  Sadly the casualty rate is higher after we consider there are 36 percent more people living in their 20s today than there were at the turn of the century. Thirty-two percent of youth through their 20s have clinical anxiety disorders, 1 in 9 suffer from depression and almost 14 percent have ADHD.  Although the medical community would like us to believe these are either inherited or biological conditions attributable to brain chemical imbalances, there is absolutely no scientific consensus proving there is a direct, observable causal relationship between brain function and mental states.  Certainly there are correlated relationships; but correlation is not causation.  The latter is solely a belief, an assumption, without any conclusive and confirming data. The causes are elsewhere and perhaps to be found in our dysfunctional society and the complete breakdown of traditional ethical structures and universal values. In 1972, South African sociologist Stanley Cohen proposed the Moral Panic Theory, an irrational widespread fear that threatens one's sense of values, safety and cohesion to one's “tribal” identity.  This moral panic, Cohen observes, is bolstered by the injustices of the ruling elite and its mouthpieces in the media. It also centers aroundthose who society marginalizes and is based upon “ethnicity, class, sexuality, nationality and religion.” Ashley Grossman, writing for ThoughtCo, makes the point that those in power will ultimately most benefit from moral panics “since they lead to increased control of the population and the reinforcement of the authority of those in charge.” The panic aroused grassroots movements provides the government or state “to enact legislation and laws that would seem illegitimate without the perceived threat at the center of the moral panic.” The popular fear of the Covid-19 virus and the unvaccinated created by our federal health officials and their news media allies is another recent example of Moral Panic Theory. Unfortunately, most of the country has entered a Moral Panic phase: the vitriolic propaganda in both parties, the greed and opportunism of the oligarchic and corporate elite, QAnon and the Alt-Right, and the Woke-Left. Repeatedly woke students are demanding their schools and colleges make assurances that they are emotionally safe from ideas and philosophies that challenge their fragile comfort zones. Teachers and professors who challenge their students' illusions about knowledge and their fragile self-identity are being ostracized with calls for administrative dismissal. How many academicians are forced to remain silent to avoid the consequences of the new woke Inquisition? Such student actions are indicative of their weak sense of self-worth and existential angst; yet we must look at modern parental upbringing and our culture's leading elders, as noted by Jonathan Haidt, to diagnose the causal factors for this psychological catastrophe of two entire generations. Consequently, when collective panic reaches a threshold, Cohen's theory might explain the sudden eruption of irrational behavior entangled in the rise of a cancel culture built upon an intellectual anarchy that is frighteningly irrational. And it is equally endemic to the reactionary maleficence of white supremacists and militias. So when a new book emerges, White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo, and becomes the holy grail of woke truths, we are lectured that what will not be tolerated is any deviation or heresy its espoused twisted emerging social norm. The author's central theme is that if you have the misfortune of being born with the wrong genes into the wrong family a with the wrong skin color, you are a racist and will be such for the remainder of your days.  Hence every White person is condemned with a defective moniker blazed across the forehead. And since meritocracy likewise is damned, all achievements are reduced to an inherited privilege of having been born Caucasian.  Your attempt to defend yourself and profess your free speech is a testament of your heresy. No apology or act of humility can save you. It is a life sentence without parole for good behavior. White Fragility is already being taught in many schools, with the full cooperation of teacher unions and school administrators. Resistance will be a subversive act and an admission of your racism. It is critical to observe this may be heading towards a new paradigm of Orwellian social control. Yet there is barely a shred of credible scientific evidence to support DiAngelo's hypotheses.  It is a flawed opinion, and a dangerous one at that.  Worse, its long-reaching conclusions could advocate for a repressive regime of a future scientism dictatorship that Nobel laureate Bertrand Russell warned.  Russell noted that “collective passions” have a penchant to inflame “hatred and rivalry directed towards other groups.” He was acutely aware that “science is no substitute for virtue; the heart is as necessary for the good life as the head.” And DiAngelo's screed falls into the dark abysmal waters of genetic determinism that gave rise to racist fascism. Russell further cautioned that this distorted over-reliance on faux science could be “a curse to mankind.” Perhaps, during its Icarus moment, wokeness will self-destruct under its own rashness and the internal fire of its undiscerning ardor.  What carnage it leaves in its wake remains to be seen. Yet there is nothing new or original in the cultural rebellion we are witnessing. This game has been played out before in previous acts that strived for an adolescent and unreachable social perfection.  It will have its blowback.  In his Principia Mathematica, Isaac Newton observed that for every action there is an equally opposing reaction. However, we have yet to witness how it will boomerang. But we will.  In the meantime, a new class of wannabe priests is emerging within the woke movement, a priesthood David Hume warned about in his Essays, Moral, Political and Literary, which will in turn be an adversary to liberty. Consider the backlash after Harpers magazine published a Letter on Justice and Open Debate to warn about “a new set of moral attitudes and political commitments that tend to weaken our norms of open debate and toleration of differences in favor of ideological conformity.”  Signed by over 160 brilliant minds, academicians and authors – liberal and conservative -- including Noam Chomsky, Jonathan Haidt, Susannah Heschel, Steven Pinker, Gloria Steinem, etc, the letter gives a stark warning of the unwelcomed consequences of the new culture of censorship that the demonstration's leaders are ushering into the nation at large. The woke now demand retribution against its signers, in effect shutting down the nation's 200-plus years of free speech, the right to disagree and public discourse. Have those who are most rabidly eager to condemn and cancel the wide diversity of voices who disagree with their beliefs considered earlier precedents for their actions? It was the Spanish Inquisition.  In principle, how many today are in effect labeled heretics and “witches” because they have spoken publicly in favor of free speech and oppose censorship? May not the woke movement in turn become the harbinger of a new Inquisition, a new platform of economic and social persecution by the powerful and wealthy waiting in the corridors after the cult of woke loses its steam? The causal problems to our terrified culture is of course far deeper and has been identified and analyzed repeatedly in the writings of Chris Hedges and Henry Giroux.  Our nation thrives on victimizing others.  Now the once disenfranchised victims of the liberal woke generation, erupting from its simmering angst and meaninglessness, are determined to be the new victimizers. What is the end game when a populist uprising of disillusioned and psychologically traumatized youth at the mercy of capitalism's parasitical march to claim more victims gets the upper hand. The movement has now evolved beyond its original demands of racial justice for the Black and other minority communities who have been discriminated against by our institutions, particularly law enforcement and the private prison system. Now it is rapidly morphing into a massive autonomous cult of divisiveness and self-righteousness without a moral backbone that recognizes the essential values of forgiveness, reconciliation, and cooperative engagement for preserving a sane and productive culture that benefits all.     Insurance companies should ‘penalize' the unvaxxed, ethicist at New York University recommends   Professor Arthur Caplan said that people who have chosen not to get jabbed should pay higher insurance premiums and be barred from getting life insurance LifeSite News, Jan 6, 2022 An ethicist at New York University said that people who have not gotten jabbed should be punished by insurance companies. “By and large, if you're vaccinated and boosted, even if you get infected, you're going to be fine. You're going to be fine here. It's the unvaccinated who are going to be hurt, so why should anyone who is boosted bother at this point to do anything that makes the unvaccinated more safe?” CNN's John Berman asked Professor Arthur Caplan, the director of the medical ethics division at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Professor Caplan agreed that the unvaccinated should be shamed and treated poorly by society, though he said he hopes he can change their minds. “I'll condemn them. I'll shame them. I'll blame them,” Professor Caplan said. “We can penalize them more, say you will have to pay more on your hospital bill. You can't get life insurance, disability insurance at affordable rates if you aren't vaccinated.”     NO DEATHS FROM VITAMINS - Safety Confirmed by America's Largest Database   Orthomolecular News Service, January 7th 2022 The 38th annual report from the American Association of Poison Control Centers shows zero deaths from vitamins. It is interesting that it is so quietly placed way back there where nary a news reporter is likely to see it. The AAPCC reports zero deaths from multiple vitamins. And, there were no deaths whatsoever from vitamin A, niacin, pyridoxine (B-6) any other B-vitamin. There were no deaths from vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, or from any vitamin at all. On page 1477 there is an allegation of a single death attributed to an unspecified, unknown "Miscellaneous Vitamin." The obvious uncertainly of such a listing diminishes any claim of validity. There were no fatalities from amino acids, creatine, blue-green algae, glucosamine, or chondroitin. There were no deaths from any homeopathic remedy, Asian medicine, Hispanic medicine, or Ayurvedic medicine. None.   (NEXT)   40% of Israel could be infected with Covid-19 in current wave, says PM   France24, January 10, 2022 Israel could see up to nearly 40 percent of the population infected by coronavirus during the current wave, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Sunday, as testing facilities nationwide buckled Data presented at the cabinet meeting indicates that here, in Israel, between two to four million citizens in total will be infected during this current wave. A country of just 9.4 million, Israel has seen infections nearly quadruple over the past week compared to the previous one. The health ministry reported 17,518 new infections on Saturday. Health ministry data showed that more than 4.3 million Israelis were fully vaccinated with three shots, while 204 people are hospitalised in serious condition as a result of Covid-19 illness on Sunday. More than 1.5 million Covid cases, including 8,269 deaths, have been officially recorded in Israel.   (NEXT)   4th COVID Booster Shot Could Cause ‘Immune System Fatigue,' Scientists Say   As Israel moves ahead with fourth COVID shot, scientists told the New York Times the additional booster may cause more harm than good. Childrens Health Defense, January 7, 2022 COVID-19 booster shots could do more harm than good, according to scientists interviewed late last month by The New York Times. The scientists warned “that too many shots might actually harm the body's ability to fight COVID” and “might cause a sort of immune system fatigue.” On Monday, Israeli authorities began offering anyone over age 60 a chance to get a fourth shot, or second booster of the COVID vaccine. But scientists told The Times, before Israel confirmed it would offer the fourth shot, the science is not yet settled on using an additional booster shot to combat the new Omicron variant. There is one official report of an Israeli dying from Omicron. However, according to The Times of Israel, it is unclear that Omicron caused the death of the individual — a man in his 60s hospitalized weeks earlier from a pre-existing condition. A new report from the UK Health Security Agency showed booster doses are less effective against Omicron than previous variants, and their effectiveness wears off in only 10 weeks. Professor Hagai Levine, an epidemiologist and chairman of Israel's Association of Public Health Physicians, told The New York Times there's no published scientific evidence a fourth shot is needed to prevent severe illness from Omicron. “Before giving a fourth shot, it is preferable to wait for the science,” Levine said.   (NEXT)   145-Country Study Shows Increase Of Transmission And Death After Introduction Of Covid Vaccines   Truth Press, January 11, 2022 Instead of bringing an end to this pandemic as promised, the widespread rollout of the experimental vaccines has actually caused a sharp increase in Covid-19 cases and deaths across the world, according to a recently published preprint study that looked at data from the 145 of the most vaccinated countries in the world. The 99-page study titled “Worldwide Bayesian Causal Impact Analysis of Vaccine Administration on Deaths and Cases Associated with COVID-19: A BigData Analysis of 145 Countries” found that in the US specifically, the jab has caused a whopping 38% more Covid cases per million – and an even more astonishing 31% increase in deaths per million. In total, researchers found that almost 90% (89.84%) of the 145 countries experienced this negative effect from the vaccines after they were made available. From the study: “Results indicate that the treatment (vaccine administration) has a strong and statistically significant propensity to causally increase the values in either y1 [variable chosen for deaths per million] or y2 [variable chosen for cases per million] over and above what would have been expected with no treatment. y1 showed an increase/decrease ratio of (+115/-13), which means 89.84% of statistically significant countries showed an increase in total deaths per million associated with COVID-19 due directly to the causal impact of treatment initiation [vaccines]. y2 showed an increase/decrease ratio of (+105/-16) which means 86.78% of statistically significant countries showed an increase in total cases per millionof COVID-19 due directly to the causal impact of treatment initiation.” Perhaps the most telling part of the study's results is that the countries which recorded the fewest Covid deaths in 2020 were the ones to experience the largest increases in cases and deaths once the vaccine was introduced, with some of them seeing increases as high as over a thousand percent. In the study's conclusion, researchers warned that the substantial increase in deaths and cases should be “highly worrisome” for the policymakers around the world who have been promoting the experimental vaccines as the “key to gain back our freedoms.”   (NEXT)   Covid Vaccine-Injuries: "An Avalanche", says Attorney Aaron Siri   In November 2021, attorney Aaron Siri explained to an expert panel at Congress that his firm was seeing "an avalanche of submissions" from people seeking help to sue after covid vaccine-injuries.         Here we are in early January 2022, and:        ~ The CDC's data released December 31, 2021 contains 1,017,001 covid vaccine-injury records.        ~ The WHO's global database (VigiAccess) has collected 2,933,902 covid vaccine-injury records.        Even young children are being vaccine-injured.       From CDC's own publication, MMWR Dec. 31, 2021:        ~ "5,277 VAERS reports received for children aged 5–11 years" [1,028 (19.5%) were excluded from this analysis]        ~ "Approximately 5.1% of parents reported that their child was unable to perform normal daily activities on the day after receipt of dose 1, and 7.4% after receipt of dose 2. Approximately 1% of parents reported seeking medical care in the week after vaccination"       ~ "Two reports of death during the analytic period [November 3 - December 19, 2021]

writing class radio
120: My Pen Uncovers the Real Me

writing class radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 22:22


This is the sixth episode in a 10-part series inspired by the memoir students Allison Langer taught in a men's prison. You will hear new stories her former students wrote after taking her class and stories from other incarcerated or formerly incarcerated people around the world.On this episode, Corey Devon Arthur, a journalist inside Fishkill Correctional Facility in New York State, tells his story about wishing he could always be the person he is in writing. Corey submitted his essay through an angel named Sarah Holtz from the Columbia Journalism Review. CJR works with Empowerment Avenue, a collective of writers on the inside. Corey Devon Arthur was born in Brooklyn in 1977 and has been incarcerated since 1997. He has earned a legal research certification and studied through Rising Hope and Nyack College. Arthur is a former chairman of the Inmate Liaison Committee at Fishkill Correctional Facility. He's a member of Empowerment Avenue, a collective of incarcerated writers. Arthur is also passionate about drawing and is currently working on a trilogy of short stories.To read more stories by Corey Devon Arthur, visit The Marshall Project. The Marshall Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system. Through journalism, The Marshall Project seeks to render the criminal justice system more fair, effective, transparent, and humane.Please join our GoFundMe campaign to raise money for 2-Tall (Clifton Jones), whose story and voice you heard on episode 116. He needs our help to hire an appellate lawyer to get the justice he was promised and deserves.Writing Class Radio is produced by Allison Langer, Andrea Askowitz, Xaire, and by Matt Cundill, Evan Surminski and Courtney Fox at the Sound Off Media Company. Music by Xaire and Marnino Toussaint.There's more writing class on our website, writingclassradio.com: including video classes, essays to study, and editing resources. If you love the lessons you get on each episode, you can get them ALL in one place--our three-part video series--for $50. Click Video Classes on our website.If you want to be a part of the movement that helps people better understand each other through storytelling, follow us on Patreon. For $10/month Andrea will answer all your publishing questions. For $25/month you can join Allison's First Draft weekly writers group, where you can write and share your work every Tuesday 12-1 (ET). www.Patreon.com/writingclassradio.A new episode will drop every other WEDNESDAY. So look for us. There's no better way to understand ourselves and each other, than by writing and sharing our stories. Everyone has a story. What's yours?This series is dedicated to honoring the memory of Luis Aracena and other good men who have died in prison. May we all rest in peace.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Carl Nelson Show
Lawmaker Charles Barron, Dr. Jude Azard & Nadia Assad l The Carl Nelson Show

The Carl Nelson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 139:48


Brooklyn Lawmaker and former Black Panther Charles Barron will debut his book, Speaking Truth to Power: Articles and Essays on Revolution, Black Radical Politics and Leadership. Before Charles Barron, a look at Haiti's Political Crisis with Dr. Jude Azard and Nadia Assad. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Conspirituality
Red-pilled Poet, Charles Eisenstein

Conspirituality

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 10:24


Charles Eistenstein has had quite the pandemic. Essays read by millions, retweeted by Jack Dorsey, quoted by Ivanka Trump, held up as the poet philosopher of conspirituality—hell, he's even been on the podcast! Julian tracks the transformative arc of malformed ideas garnished with spiritualized language that has made Eisenstein the romantic mascot of anti-vax, Covid-contrarian wellness. This is how he finds himself now poised to become the mythic storyteller-in-residence of an emerging Austin-based cult of psychedelic bro science and “medical freedom.”

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books
Anna Lind Thomas, WE'LL LAUGH ABOUT THIS (SOMEDAY): Essays on Taking Life a Smidge Too Seriously

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 24:52


Zibby is joined by humor writer Anna Lind Thomas to talk about her first collection of essays, We'll Laugh About This Someday. Anna tells Zibby about the years of work she put in honing her craft after telling her mother that she would be a published author someday, and what chance occurrences led to her going viral online. The two also talk about how Anna's essays serve as a form of therapy for her as she works through once uncomfortable situations and the various projects she is working on now.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3xztSsmBookshop: https://bit.ly/31aogcgSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Audible Anarchism
Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays Chapter 8 - The Traffic in Women

Audible Anarchism

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 34:42


A collection of essays by the famous Anarcho-Communist Emma Goldman.  

LitCit: Antioch's Literary Citizen Podcast
Antioch LitCit #22 Jenny Qi

LitCit: Antioch's Literary Citizen Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 38:18


Lee Takemoto sits down with Jenny Qi as they talk about her new book of poetry, Focal Point.  Qi discusses poetry, science and how writing contained the grief of losing her mother.  The episode was produced by Kevin Cummins and mastered by Lee Takemoto.

Just Go With It: Living Life Post Grad
89. 101 Essays to Change the Way You Think and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Just Go With It: Living Life Post Grad

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 49:20


On this episode we're discovering one of the essays focused on navigating life in your 20s (thanks TikTok for the book rec). We're discussing why you're the only person responsible for your emotions, why deep emotions don't mean something is right, and a lot of other good stuff. We're also doing an in depth book club of The Seven Husband of Evelyn Hugo, discussing our favorite husbands, going through the reading guide, and giving you some spoilers after question 1 is answered. If you enjoy reading, want some 20s talk, or a few laughs, this one's for you!

Rule Breaker Investing
Essays From Yesterday, Vol. 3

Rule Breaker Investing

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 49:02


Well it's 2022, and while everyone is looking to the New Year, we can't help but be a little contrarian. So hop into your Tardis, your DeLorean, your phone booth — whatever your preferred method of time travel — we're heading to Yesteryear for today's education, amusement, and enrichment. 

B-Schooled
Advice for younger MBA applicants: B-Schooled episode 89

B-Schooled

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 16:37


While there are deferred-admissions programs for MBA hopefuls who are still in college, is it possible for someone with just 1 or 2 years of work experience to get into an MBA program "the normal way"? It's not impossible, but it's pretty rare. This episode explains why, and gives advice for MBA applicants who are less than 3 years out of college. 

The Rocking Al Show Podcast Page
The Truth About Success No One is Willing to Talk About

The Rocking Al Show Podcast Page

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 2:15


The Truth About Success No One is Willing to Talk About. Here's another truth: happiness and success come with suffering. It just depends on the kind of suffering you want to take on. You have dreams of becoming a successful Unfranchise Owner. That's amazing. You want financial success, but the hard work that goes into it—that's suffering.   If you liked this podcasts and got some value from it, hit "Like", "Subscribe" and leave a "Comment" in the comments section of where you are listing from. Also, be sure to follow so you can be aware of future uploads and live podcasts. You can catch my live shows on rock103.ca, Twitch and YouTube live stream when available. Thanks for tuning in!!!   Contact Us! Website: http://www.rockingalentertainment.ca Internet Radio: https://www.rock103.ca Apps: https://rock103.ca/apps Chatroom: https://chat.rock103.ca Rock 103's Stream: https://rock103live.com Support Us: Become a Patron Studio 103: https://rock103.ca/the-station-page/ Email: therockingalshow@rockingalentertainment.ca ------------------- Ads Brilliant Writing Awaits Make the corrections From Grammarly While You Write on all Your Favorite Sites. Take the Guesswork Out of Great Writing. Check Your Emails, Documents, Essays, and More. https://bit.ly/3nFHEqL  

New Mexico in Focus (A Production of NMPBS)
Growing Forward Excerpt and Environmental Essays | 1.3.21

New Mexico in Focus (A Production of NMPBS)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 19:17


In this episode we share thoughts on the Environment as we enter 2022, with guests from past Our Land episodes. In addition, we share part of a recent conversation with the new director for the Cannabis Control Division, from our sister podcast, "Growing Forward". Subscribe today, wherever you get your podcasts! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nmif/message

Full Heart Free Voice Podcast: reading inspiring books, one chapter at a time
What does it mean to live a creative life? (Big Magic, essays 1-3)

Full Heart Free Voice Podcast: reading inspiring books, one chapter at a time

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 43:48


Today we're discussing the essays: "Hidden Treasure", "Creative Living, Defined", and "An Amplified Existence" from Big Magic: creative living beyond fear by Elizabeth Gilbert.Resources and creative works we mention in today's episodeA Princess in Theory by Alyssa ColeIntroduction to Quantum Human Design by Karen Curry ParkerSoul's Calling Coach Training with Bev BarnesFull Heart Free Voice LinksPodcast MerchInstagramMonthly NewsletterBook ShopPatreon*Links to bookshop.org are affiliate links.*Emma's Links6 steps to calm your fear and write your first blog post The Courageous Bloggers SocietySeasonal Oracle Clarity SessionsCaitlin's LinksFinally start your passion projectsMulti-passionate coachingWedding coachingWeekly multi-passionate PSAIf you loved this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on your favorite podcast player!Attributions:Theme music: Wally Ingram, Stevie Blacke and Tom Freund. You heard portions of their track “Shine a Light” from their record Spadé. Original cover art created by: Caitlin BosshartDisclaimerThis episode is not a replacement for therapy, mental health care, or any medical treatments you may need. You are completely responsible for your health and well-being. You are fully responsible for the decisions and actions you take with regard to your life and affairs. This podcast does not create a coach-client relationship between you and the hosts of the show.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/fullheartfreevoicepodcast)

Mind Theater
Mind Theater Trailer

Mind Theater

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 1:55


Essays on television, film, and the arts, revealing what makes them so compelling. Presented by Ayo Akingbade. New episodes every other Monday.Links:Support Mind Theater on Ko-fiFollow Mind Theater on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTokMusic by Blue Dot Sessions- Cran Ras

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books
Ann Patchett, THESE PRECIOUS DAYS: Essays

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 34:57


Literary giant Ann Patchett joined Zibby for a Women on the Move event with the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center to discuss her memoir in essays, These Precious Days. Their conversation spans from topics like their mothers' glamour, the origin story of Ann's bookstore, Parnassus Books, why writers often persevere for far longer than is to be expected in such an uncertain industry, and how this book answers the question, "What did Ann Patchett do during the pandemic?" Ann also answers questions from the event's audience about what genre she finds harder to write, what surprising lessons she's learned during her ten years as a bookseller, and where to find the coat from the title essay about her late friend, Sooki Raphael.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3cYHhkkBookshop: https://bit.ly/3rluNvq See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Software Process and Measurement Cast
SPaMCAST 684 - Meta Cast and Product Owners and Work Entry, Essays and Conversations

Software Process and Measurement Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 16:35


SPaMCAST 684 posts on January 2nd, 2022.  The new year evokes both retrospection and expectations for the future. 2021 was quite the year; SPaMCAST 635 marked the beginning of our 15th year of publishing with a conversation with Johanna Rothman (SPaMCAST 635 - Practical Ways to Manage, A Conversation with Johanna Rothman). That was our most downloaded cast of 2021.  In late August I lost a podcast . . . (a summer rerun), SPaMCAST 668 has attained the status of the Lost Show. Somehow while I was backpacking on Isle Royale the preprogrammed show failed to post.  I have a backup but it is more fun to have a lost cast.  I will rectify the situation at some point when I stop being amused. The year ended with my 12-year-old mixer going to the electronics recycler. The new mixer should be delivered soon. Even with all of the hassle, I have been able to do three great interviews and two related panel discussions that will round out year 15 and kick-off year 16. That's the long way to say that even though I am struggling through a website issue and a switchover of hardware, I am currently planning years 16 and 17. Happy New Year, and now back to our regularly scheduled programming with Tony Timbol and his To Tell A Story column.  This installment tackles product owners and work entry.  Re-Read Saturday News  Starting a re-read is a great way to start the new year. Today we start into Agile Conversations by Douglas Squirrel and Jeffrey Fredrick by charting the predicted course of the re-read and touching on the introduction.  The version of the book I am reading is the paperback version copyrighted 2020 by IT Revolution. The book consists of an introduction, seven numbered chapters, a conclusion, and 20 pages of end matter. All of this is over 223 pages.   It is my intent to cover this book over 9 weeks using the chapters as pacing. This book has similarities with Monotasking by Staffan Nöteberg in that this book demands action. Therefore like that re-read, as we get to chapter 2 I will begin identifying how I will experiment with the knowledge each chapter delivers. As I have discovered over the years reading technical and self-improvement books, if you do not experiment with ideas they fade quickly regardless of their value.      https://amzn.to/3vEjr55  Week 1: Logistics and Introduction -  Next SPaMCAST  Next week features part 1 of a 2 part panel discussion (both parts have slightly different participants), discussing the world of knowledge work circa 2021 and pontifications about the shape of work in 2022.

Post Production Podcast
#81 - Rachel has Written Several Essays on This

Post Production Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 40:43


In the first episode of 2022, Rachel finally gets some sleep, fangirling over animated characters, feel-good stories, and talking dogs. What's your favorite part of Up? Let us know by sharing this episode to your instagram story and tagging us (@rachelhnh and @kyri_jones) and we might give you a shoutout! Follow us on TikTok @postproductionpod and check out our webstie at postprodpod.com

Audible Anarchism
Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays Chapter 7 - The Hypocrisy of Puritanism

Audible Anarchism

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 20:17


A collection of essays by the famous Anarcho-Communist Emma Goldman.  

Nonconformist Innovation Podcast with Steve Tout
Leadership Unhinged with Manfred Kets de Vries

Nonconformist Innovation Podcast with Steve Tout

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 68:29


On this bonus episode, I have the honor of having Manfred Kets de Vries as my guest, one of the most prolific and provocative management thinkers of our time. Over the next hour we discuss topics such as how ethics education begins in the home,  leadership in politics, discovery and acceptance of the shadow self, Manfred's new book Leadership Unhinged, Essays on the Ugly, The Bad, and The Weird. We explore the question are we are greatest worst enemy? How is it possible that incompetent authoritarian leadership exists in democratic societies, and wrap with Manfred's thoughts on wise leadership.

B-Schooled
Before you submit in Round 2: B-Schooled episode 88

B-Schooled

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 16:04


Round 2 deadlines are approaching -- are you ready? This episode gives advice on what MBA applicants should focus on in the remaining days before their materials are due.

writing class radio
119: When Is it Safe to Ignore the Law?

writing class radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 49:46


This is the fifth episode in a 10-part series inspired by the people Allison Langer taught memoir writing, in a men's prison. You will hear new stories by her former students wrote and stories from other incarcerated or formerly incarcerated people around the world.On this episode, we feature an essay by Rashmi Airan, who reads her story and answers questions on the show. Rashmi is an internationally recognized corporate and motivational speaker and entrepreneur. As a leader in her community and beyond, Rashmi empowers others to overcome adversity and challenges. She is currently working on a memoir. Rashmi's essay was originally published in The Washington Post on Feb 20, 2020.Her essay reveals her inaction and culpability in her job as a lawyer when she sensed that her clients were not following the law. Rashmi was operating under some psychological phenomenon she came to discover and explains, called moral humility and overconfidence bias, which enabled her to stay silent. Like so many incarcerated people, she didn't think she'd get caught. Rashmi candidly answers questions about prison life, working garbage detail, her mindset going in, what she learned, and what life has been like since she was released. Writing Class Radio is produced by Allison Langer, Andrea Askowitz, Xaire, and by Matt Cundill, Evan Surminski and Courtney Fox at the Sound Off Media Company. Music by Xaire, Koi, Marnino Toussaint, Amadians.There's more writing class on our website, writingclassradio.com: including video classes, essays to study, and editing resources. If you love the lessons you get on each episode, you can get them ALL in one place--our three-part video series--for $50. Click Video Classes on our website.If you want to be a part of the movement that helps people better understand each other through storytelling, follow us on Patreon. For $10/month Andrea will answer all your publishing questions. For $25/month you can join Allison's First Draft weekly writers group, where you can write and share your work every Tuesday 12-1 (ET). www.Patreon.com/writingclassradio.A new episode will drop every other WEDNESDAY. So look for us. There's no better way to understand ourselves and each other, than by writing and sharing our stories. Everyone has a story. What's yours?This series is dedicated to Luis Aracena. You are missed and loved. May you rest in peace.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

All Things Policy
Our 2021 Reading List (Part 2)

All Things Policy

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 33:56


2021 has been a long year. One thing that remained constant was Takshashila's love for books. Rohan Seth talks to Nitin Pai and Manoj Kewalramani to discuss their reading lists for this year.Follow Rohan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thesethistFollow Manoj on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theChinaDudeFollow Nitin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/acornYou can check out Takshashila's courses here: school.takshashila.org.in/NOTE: We won't have episodes on 30th and 31st December 2021, due to New Year's Eve.Here are the books mentioned in this episode:The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence DurrellThe Legend of the Condor Heroes by Jin YongOnce an Eagle by Anton MyrerThe Dandelion Dynasty Series by Ken LiuAll Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria RemarqueA Time to Love and a Time to Die by Erich MariaDeath: A Life by George PendleThe Jeeves Collection by P.G. WodehouseThe Origin of Satan by Elaine PagelsFrom Rebel to Ruler: One Hundred Years of the Chinese Communist Party by Tony SaichTiananmen Square: The Making of a Protest by Vijay GokhaleThe Long Game: How the Chinese Negotiate with India by Vijay GokhaleThe Fractured Himalaya: India Tibet China 1949-1962 by Nirupama RaoSmokeless War: China's Quest for Geopolitical Dominance by Manoj KewalramaniA Collection of Essays of Mao ZedongThe Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict by Elbridge A. ColbyThe Long Game: China's Grand Strategy to Displace American Order (Bridging the Gap) by Rush DoshiStronger: Adapting America's China Strategy in an Age of Competitive Interdependence by Ryan HassWanderers, Kings, Merchants: The Story of India through Its Languages by Peggy MohanThe Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won by Victor Davis HansonLiberalism: The Life of an Idea by Edmund FawcettHow Innovation Works by Matt RidleyJugalbandi: The BJP Before Modi by Vinay SitapatiRethinking Chinese politics by Joseph FewsmithNehru, Tibet and China by AS Bhasin'sDavid Shum's Red RouletteChina's Western Horizon: Beijing and the New Geopolitics of Eurasia by Daniel MarketSuperpower Interrupted by Michael ShumanIn the Dragon's Shadow: Southeast Asia in the Chinese Century by Sebastian StrangioPradeep Chhibber, Ideology and Identity: The Changing Party Systems of IndiaZealot by Reza AslanHumankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman (Nitin's Book of the Year)You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at https://www.ivmpodcasts.com

Audible Anarchism
Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays Chapter 6 - Francisco Ferrer and the Modern School

Audible Anarchism

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 38:53


A collection of essays by the famous Anarcho-Communist Emma Goldman.  

Book Public
'The Everybody Ensemble' : Amy Leach celebrates the natural world in her new collection of whimsical essays

Book Public

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 30:17


‘The Everybody Ensemble' : Amy Leach celebrates the natural world in her new collection of whimsical essays.

Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo
Worst Future NFL Franchises, Lakers Guard Austin Reaves, Plus Author Michael Wolff on Covering the Notorious

Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 93:52


Russillo shares his thoughts on the five worst franchises in the NFL (0:40) before he talks with Lakers guard Austin Reaves about his basketball journey, learning from LeBron James and Russell Westbrook, his game-winner vs. the Mavericks, and more (17:21). Then Ryen chats with journalist and author Michael Wolff about his new book, 'Too Famous: The Rich, the Powerful, the Wishful, the Damned, the Notorious—Twenty Years of Columns, Essays and Reporting,' about covering Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, Rudy Giuliani, and Jeffrey Epstein, about his book 'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,' and more (40:02). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:02:42) Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Austin Reaves and Michael Wolff Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

B-Schooled
Advice for older MBA applicants: B-Schooled episode 87

B-Schooled

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 18:01


If you're more than 5 or 6 years out of college, or well into your 30s, do you have any hope of being admitted into an MBA program?  Yes you do, but your journey won't be without its challenges. This episode focuses on several things you MUST communicate in your materials if you're an older-than-average MBA applicant.

Beast Mode Kids
#120 Beast Mode Kids - Solo's and Essays

Beast Mode Kids

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 23:05


Pat and Alora talk about her most recent sining solo that she had in front of the high school show choir group and high school band and how she got many complements from her own peers and high schoolers and got asked to sing in "Rock Band". Some group at school. She doesn't even know what it is but we will let you know when we know. Alora also had to write an essay that was thrown at the whole 8th grade class with a title of "Does money make you happy" if you listened to last weeks episode you would know her answer. Just kind of ironic. To send Alora, Bo, or Pat a questions or comment email at:Email --- beastmodekids201@gmail.comFollow Pat @ INSTAGRAM --- thepatrickdavy  https://www.instagram.com/thepatrickdavy/FACEBOOK  --- https://www.facebook.com/patrick.davy.39

Literaturclub HD
Netflix und Nobelpreis: Gute Bücher, guter Filmstoff

Literaturclub HD

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 76:24


Nicola Steiner, Milo Rau, Raoul Schrott und – als Gast – die Kulturwissenschaftlerin Elisabeth Bronfen diskutieren über «Arsène Lupin» von Maurice Leblanc, «Das verlorene Paradies» von Abdulrazak Gurnah, «Die Gewalt der Hunde» von Thomas Savage sowie «Seitenwechsel» von Nella Larsen. «Arsène Lupin» ist einer der unsterblichen Helden der Kriminalliteratur. In Frankreich ist der Gentleman-Gauner mit der überragenden Intelligenz und den seherischen Fähigkeiten eine Kultfigur. Durch die aktuelle Netflix-Serie «Lupin» wird er nun in die Gegenwart geholt. Der von Maurice Leblanc geschaffene Verkleidungskünstler bestiehlt nur Leute, die auf zweifelhaften Wegen zu viel Geld gekommen sind. Nebenbei löst er verzwickte Kriminalfälle, obwohl er auf der anderen Seite des Gesetzes steht. Kürzlich hat Abdulrazak Gurnah den Nobelpreis für Literatur erhalten. Der heute in England lebende Schriftsteller kam in den 60er-Jahren aus dem heutigen Tansania nach Europa. Seine Romane und Essays beschreiben die Auswirkungen des Kolonialismus und Migration und sind nun auch im deutschsprachigen Raum zu entdecken. «Das verlorene Paradies» schildert das Leben eines Jungen im kolonialen Ostafrika, der von seinen Eltern an einen reichen Kaufmann verpfändet wird. Der Roman «Die Gewalt der Hunde» über zwei ungleiche Brüder gilt als Hauptwerk des Schriftstellers Thomas Savage. Savage thematisiert darin bereits 1967 toxische Männlichkeit und unterdrückte Homosexualität. Nun ist der Roman wiederzuentdecken, als Vorlage des Films «The Power of the Dog». Die Netflix-Produktion mit Benedict Cumberbatch und Kirsten Dunst in den Hauptrollen brachte Regisseurin Jane Campion in diesem Jahr den Silbernen Löwen in Venedig für die beste Regie ein und ist für sieben Golden Globes nominiert. Auch der Roman «Seitenwechsel» von Nella Larsen wurde von Netflix verfilmt. Es ist ein Roman über zwei Frauen, die ein gefährliches Geheimnis teilen. Larsen beschreibt das Leben zweier hellhäutiger Afroamerikanerinnen. Die eine engagiert sich in Harlem für die Rechte ihrer Schwarzen Community, während die andere sich als Weisse ausgibt und mit einem reichen Rassisten verheiratet ist, der nichts von ihrer Herkunft ahnt. Die Bücher der Sendung sind: – Maurice Leblanc: «Arsène Lupin, der Gentleman-Einbrecher» (Matthes &Seitz) – Abdulrazak Gurnah: «Das verlorene Paradies» (Penguin) – Thomas Savage: «Die Gewalt der Hunde» (btb) – Nella Larsen: «Seitenwechsel» (Dörlemann) Gast der Sendung ist die amerikanisch-schweizerische Kulturwissenschaftlerin Elisabeth Bronfen.

Sketching Details
#31Days: A Collection of Horror Essays, vol. 2 Available Now

Sketching Details

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 2:15


#31Days: A Collection of Horror Essays, vol. 2 is available now on all major eBook platforms.Read the full article.Order your copy at:Ko-fiSmashwordsAppleBarnes & NobleGoogle PlayKoboAmazonOrder your paperback at Amazon.★ Support this podcast ★

New Ideal, from the Ayn Rand Institute
Quillette's Anti-Intellectual Treatment of Ayn Rand

New Ideal, from the Ayn Rand Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 52:35


In this episode of New Ideal Live, Elan Journo, Robert Mayhew and Keith Lockitch discuss the philosophic significance of the anti-intellectual treatment of Ayn Rand in a recent article published in Quillette magazine. Among the topics covered: Quillette's history of publishing heterodox, intellectually serious articles;The basic incompetence and unoriginality of Quillette's piece on Ayn Rand;Why Rand appeals to the idealism of youth, and why critics sneer at young people's interest in her;Why people often claim to have “outgrown” Rand;The meaning of Allan Bloom's and Steven Pinker's dismissals of Rand;The value of commenting on articles like this, despite their lack of merit;The widespread acceptance of altruism as a major cause of attacks on Rand. Mentioned in the discussion are Ayn Rand's essays “Art and Moral Treason” and “Art and Sense of Life” from her book The Romantic Manifesto, “The ‘Inexplicable Personal Alchemy'” from her book Return of the Primitive, and her introduction to the 25th anniversary edition of The Fountainhead. Also mentioned are the books Essays on Ayn Rand's "We the Living," Essays on Ayn Rand's "Anthem," Essays on Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead" (particularly Ben Bayer's essay “The Fountainhead and the Spirit of Youth”) and Essays on Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged," all edited by Mayhew. The podcast was recorded on December 16, 2021. Listen to the discussion below. Listen and subscribe from your mobile device on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or Stitcher. Watch archived podcasts here. https://youtu.be/aB2I6sYGMqU Podcast audio:

Software Process and Measurement Cast
SPaMCAST 682 - Prioritization Outside Your Span of Control, Getting Leadership Right, Conversations and Essays

Software Process and Measurement Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 27:55


At the end of the year, planning and prioritization take center stage. We can only really prioritize work, needs, and dreams that are within our span of control. That does not stop people from trying to prioritize work that is not theirs to prioritize.  We also have a visit from Susan Parente who brings her I'm Not A Scrumdamentalist column to the cast.  This month we talk about getting leadership right. It is possible! Re-Read Saturday News  As 2021 comes to a close we bring our re-read of Project to Product to a close as well (buy a copy and dive into the book https://amzn.to/2WzvPac - Amazon Affiliate link). The conclusion of the book brings the discussion back as a reflection on the turning point of the Age of Software.  Catch up on previous installments: Week 1: Foreword and Introduction - https://bit.ly/39gIt0A  Week 2: Age of Software - https://bit.ly/2XYvqyI  Week 3: From Project to Product - https://bit.ly/3mhwJBb  Week 4: Introducing The Flow Framework - https://bit.ly/3lqJTwd Week 5: Capturing Flow Metrics - https://bit.ly/3GjCffC  Week 6: Connecting to Business Results - https://bit.ly/3BTROqQ  Week 7: Tracking Disruptions -https://bit.ly/3neIs5h  Week 8: The Ground Truth of Enterprise Tool Networks -   https://bit.ly/3DHO5OU  Week 9: Specialized Tools and the Value Stream - https://bit.ly/332OuhC  Week 10:Value Stream Management - https://bit.ly/3ESfhv2  Week 11: The Conclusion - https://bit.ly/3e5d83c   Next SPaMCAST  Next week, we will have a special show. Ben Wozniki and I talked about team topologies (the idea and the book). Ben and I have worked together, hosted a video podcast together, and more -- this was more of a conversation than an interview.  

Video Game Choo Choo
VGCC Episode 383: Rugrats: The New Class: Gamer Edition

Video Game Choo Choo

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 104:05


Scott and Elvie take their break from manning the bar to talk about some dang games. Elvie's making some embarrassing shopping mistakes, Scott is flabbergasted by Halo Infinite, our collective experience so far with VA-11 HALL-A, and we read a couple Essays of Empathy. Plus, the hottest news which we've poured into a glass and are lighting on fire, including: what's going on with FFXIV Endwalker, Kickstarter's tripping all over it's nuts for the blockchain, the Vodeo Games union, CD Projekt Red, Bungie, FF7R, more NFT bullshit, and more!

Audible Anarchism
Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays Chapter 5 - Patriotism A Menace to Liberty

Audible Anarchism

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 36:47


A collection of essays by the famous Anarcho-Communist Emma Goldman.  

New Books Network
Carlo D'Ippoliti, "Democratizing the Economics Debate: Pluralism and Research Evaluation" (Routledge, 2020)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 41:31


I spoke with Dr. Carlo D'Ippoliti, Professor of Economics at the Department of statistical sciences, Sapienza University of Rome. We talked about Democratizing the Economics Debate; Pluralism and Research Evaluation. This was published in 2020 by Routledge.  It is a great book, almost a manifesto for better economics, divided into three parts: 1 How economics should be; 2 What economics is; 3 What economics could become. The book speaks to colleagues but it is perfectly accessible to students and non specialists too. It is a book about the profession of the economist, its social relevance and responsibility. It is a book about pluralism and the impact of economics on democracy and policy making. It is a book about the metrics that we use to assess the quality of research and the dynamics that dominate the field, from careers to the tyranny of top mainstream journals. More than a decade since the global financial crisis, economics does not exhibit signs of significant change. Mainstream economists act on an idealized image of science, which includes the convergence of all perspectives into a single supposed scientific truth.  Democratizing the Economics Debate shows that this idealized image both provides an inadequate description of what science should be and misrepresents the recent past and current state of economics. Economics has always been characterized by a plurality of competing perspectives and research paradigms, however, there is evidence of a worrying global involution in the last 40 years. Even as the production of economics publications has exploded, the economics debate is becoming less plural and increasingly hierarchical. Among several causes, the tendency to conformism has been exacerbated in recent years with the use of formal schemes of research quality evaluation. This book documents how such schemes now cover more than half of all economists worldwide and reviews the impact of biased methods of research evaluation on the stunting of levels of pluralism in economics.  The book will be of interest to anyone who worries for the state of the democratic debate. As experts who intervene in the public debate, economists must assure society that they are working in the best possible way, which includes fostering a wide and fair scientific debate. It is this test of social legitimacy that economics currently fails. This contribution perfectly complements two other books that Carlo has recently edited with his colleagues: 'The Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics' (Routledge International Handbooks) and 'Classical Economics Today, Essays in Honor of Alessandro Roncaglia' (Anthem Other Canon Economics). Andrea Bernardi is Senior Lecturer in Employment and Organization Studies at Oxford Brookes University in the UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

Off the Couch
Episode 49: Divorce of a Yoga Power Couple

Off the Couch

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 33:25


Harmony was living the “dream.” She and her husband met as yoga teachers and were traveling the world exploring their practice together. Once they finally settled down, Harmony began to hear the first whispers that something wasn't right.   Though she felt unfulfilled in her marriage, separating from her husband would mean jeopardizing their business and her belonging in the yoga community. But eventually that didn't matter anymore. When she finally admitted she would rather die than live one more day this way, she knew it was time to choose herself.   This week's podcast guest, Harmony Slater, shows us how courageous it is to step out and choose a life of alignment.   Harmony is one of only a few Certified Ashtanga Yoga Teachers in North America. She is a Certified Wellness and Life Coach, and Host of the Finding Harmony Podcast. She has shared her experiences around practicing yoga through pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond in the books: 'Yoga Sadhana for Mothers' and 'Strength and Grace: A collection of Essays by Women of Ashtanga Yoga.' She has a wealth of knowledge to offer listeners based on her personal experiences of facing the many difficult challenges life has brought her way.   Connect with Harmony for a free 30-minute coaching session by visiting her website at harmonyslater.com and follow her on instagram @harmonyslateryoga. 

B-Schooled
Spotlight on Kellogg: B-Schooled episode 86

B-Schooled

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 31:38


A former Kellogg adcom director and current member of the SBC admissions consulting team shares magnificent insight into the multiple MBA programs at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

writing class radio
118: Standing at the Prison Gate, I Was Icarus Plummeting to Earth.

writing class radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 68:07


This is the fourth episode in a 10-part series inspired by the people Allison Langer taught memoir writing, in a men's prison. You will hear new stories her former students wrote after taking her class and stories from other incarcerated or formerly incarcerated people around the world.Today's show shares two stories by Dutch Simmons, who served two years in a federal prison. Dutch reveals the horrors of saying goodbye to his family as he walks into prison. Dutch also takes us through 11 (of 30) days in solitary confinement. Dutch says he's been both a hero and a villain: The same week his search and rescue gear went on display at the 9/11 Memorial Museum as a first responder, he was sentenced to a federal correctional institution for a white collar crime. While incarcerated, he established and taught a creative writing program for his fellow inmates. Dutch lives deep in the woods of Connecticut, where he remains a dedicated father, former felon, and a Phoenix rising. For more Dutch Simmons, follow him on twitter @thedutchsimmons or go to his website https://vocal.media/authors/dutch-simmons.We also speak with Joshua Moreno, a former Florida Department of Corrections officer who clears up questions we had last episode and tells us another side of the story from the inside. Josh Moreno is the executive director of a Miami real estate team at Re/Max Advanced Realty. Josh was born and raised in Miami. When not in a suit, Josh can be found in horse country, swimming, or practicing yoga. He loves the arts, architecture, and sports cars.You can find Josh on Instagram @JoshuaEMoreno.homes and on Facebook & LinkedIn at Joshuaemoreno.Writing Class Radio is produced by Allison Langer, Andrea Askowitz, Xaire, and by Matt Cundill, Evan Surminski and Courtney Fox at the Sound Off Media Company. Music by Xaire, Koi, Marnino Toussaint,There's more writing class on our website, writingclassradio.com: including video classes, essays to study, and editing resources. If you love the lessons you get on each episode, you can get them ALL in one place--our three-part video series--for $50. Click Video Classes on our website.If you want to be a part of the movement that helps people better understand each other through storytelling, follow us on Patreon. For $10/month Andrea will answer all your publishing questions. For $25/month you can join Allison's First Draft weekly writers group, where you can write and share your work every Tuesday 12-1 (ET). www.Patreon.com/writingclassradio.A new episode will drop every other WEDNESDAY. So look for us. There's no better way to understand ourselves and each other, than by writing and sharing our stories. Everyone has a story. What's yours?THIS MUST BE SAID: We don't mean to sensationalize crime or someone who breaks the law. Airing these stories is in no way meant to take anything away from the victims of violent crime. Instead, we want to share stories, because we believe that stories lead to understanding. And if there's something we need more of these days, it's understanding. This series is dedicated to Luis Aracena. You are missed and loved. May you rest in peace.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Software Process and Measurement Cast
SPaMCAST 681 - Prioritization Without Control of Work Entry, Measuring Testings, Conversations and Essays

Software Process and Measurement Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 20:09


This week we touch on a topic that is near and dear to my heart, work entry, with an essay titled Prioritization Without Control of Work Entry. I am tempted to suggest that without control over what you can say yes to, the whole idea of prioritization is a farce. The answer is more complicated, but only a little.  We also have a visit from Jeremy Berriault who brings his QA Corner to the cast. This week we discuss measuring testing -- it is more than just pass/fail. Re-Read Saturday News  Chapter 9 of Project to Product (buy a copy and re-read the book with us https://amzn.to/2WzvPac Amazon Affiliate Link) ties the three layers of the author's model together and exposes the third epiphany from his visit to the BMW plant that has been the central plot element of the book. The chapter puts all the parts together. But instead of relating how he connects the infrastructure, I want to focus on how important it is to generate an end-to-end view of work for any software-intensive product. Catch up on previous installments: Week 1: Foreword and Introduction - https://bit.ly/39gIt0A  Week 2: Age of Software - https://bit.ly/2XYvqyI  Week 3: From Project to Product - https://bit.ly/3mhwJBb  Week 4: Introducing The Flow Framework - https://bit.ly/3lqJTwd Week 5: Capturing Flow Metrics - https://bit.ly/3GjCffC  Week 6: Connecting to Business Results - https://bit.ly/3BTROqQ  Week 7: Tracking Disruptions -https://bit.ly/3neIs5h  Week 8: The Ground Truth of Enterprise Tool Networks -   https://bit.ly/3DHO5OU  Week 9: Specialized Tools and the Value Stream - https://bit.ly/332OuhC  Week 10:Value Stream Management - https://bit.ly/3ESfhv2  Next SPaMCAST  Next week, more on work entry and prioritization (it is at the top of my priority list unless I don't have control over my work entry). We will also spend time with Susan Parente and her I Not A Scrumdamentalist column. 

Audible Anarchism
Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays Chapter 4 - Prisons A Social Crime and Failure

Audible Anarchism

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 32:29


A collection of essays by the famous Anarcho-Communist Emma Goldman.  

Me Reading Stuff
Episode 350: David Markson - This is Not a Novel

Me Reading Stuff

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 34:20


“Tennessee Williams choked to death on the plastic cap of a nasal spray.” - David Markson"I didn't breathe well today. You could hear me breathing too much." - MeLINKS:Buy "This is Not a Novel" at your local independent bookstore: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781619027145Buy my Lion shirt at Inman Gallery here: https://inman-gallery.square.site/product/robyn-o-neil-yong-kiang-hotel-lion-t-shirt/304?cs=true&cst=customMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robyn_oneil/?hl=enHandwritten Notes: https://www.instagram.com/handwrittennotesontv/Me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Robyn_ONeilMy website: www.robynoneil.com

Hot Mess Millionaire
Black Men Criminalized to Labor For White Wealth from 1831-2022

Hot Mess Millionaire

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 42:15


Sis, the 13th Amendment abolished slavery — with one caveat: except if a former slave committed a crime. Laws were then put in place to have Black Men locked up for the tiniest infraction, mistakes, or missteps. Now, Black Men are still the workhorse for White wealth. This week, Dr. Venus breaks it down very slowly so we can get an understanding of what the Black Man's existence has been like since 1831, and how they have been forced to do labor: from peonage to convict leasing to simply stealing. The practice of enslaving Black Male bodies as free labor is as alive as real in 2021 as it was in 1831. Black Men are not afforded the freedom or opportunity to work for THEIR families or THEIR wealth, only for White Men through everything from the jail system to entertainment. Let's talk about it.    Key Takeaways: [2:33] In the 13th Amendment, after slavery was abolished, there was a clause that stated people cannot be enslaved unless they commit a crime. That crime could be anything from having papers on you to being on someone else's property, to even sneezing the wrong way. That became the basis of criminalizing Black Men, so much that it wasn't as much about the crime as it was replacing the labor force that was lost with the abolition of slavery.  [5:37] Black Men have been blocked from every possible avenue of making their own money legally since 1831. [8:32] Dr. Venus explains why she is sick and tired of Black Men being the scapegoat, and for people saying she is just making excuses for them. Not many account for what he has to go through just to stay alive and sane. It's also not common for people to think about what he needs in terms of actual medical care, mental health help, or more resources to just succeed. [9:38] They created what we now call the penal system and a structure that puts Black Men in prison. His body can now be used for labor by the state and by private companies (owned by White Men), so much so that the prison industrial complex is actually traded on the stock market.  [10:18] In 1946, California State camp programs used inmates as firefighters, but once they got released, the felony on their record prevented them from going out and getting work in that skill or trade. [16:38] We tend to blame the artist or rapper for putting out harmful lyrics and music, but how come no one points the blame at the record company or the larger powers that distribute this “dangerous” music? [17:54] There's no conversation about Black Men as people, only as providers and protectors. And if he messes up, then we take away everything he has. [19:22] While Black Women are now the most educated group in North America and the fastest-growing in the entrepreneurial space, Black Men aren't afforded the same opportunities and education. [20:37] One of the benefits Dr. Venus loves about being Black is how our ancestors knew they were not their bodies. They knew they were spiritual beings having a human experience. We come from a people who are spiritually grounded. [24:42] Black Men are positioned by the media in a way that makes them violent or sexualized. What they don't tell you is that that positioning is designed to flood the market to have Black boys continue to see themselves a certain way, which then will have them acting out. Then, they are pulled out of class, unable to continue their education, and need to go make money in a way that ends up with them getting picked up by the police and working for the government. [27:00] As Black Women, we have not looked at the social structures that have created a level of depression, anxiety, trauma, and mental unwellness with Black Men. [28:16] If a Black Man cannot make money for himself legally, he's going to make it another way to take care of his family or himself. When he does that, it gives White Supremacy a reason to enslave him and monetize him in a way that does NOT account for him as a human being. [30:28] Black Men were sexually exploited. They were forced to have sex with females White people put in front of them in order to produce more free labor. [34:41] Black Men are wounded, just like you. Just like all of us. To heal, we are going to have to come together and give Black Men grace and compassion.                                                                   Quotes: “We don't relate to Black Men as people. We relate to them the way White Supremacy has taught us to.” “When we penalize Black Men, we become the extension of White Supremacy in our relationships. We police them, we correct them. We speak down to them as if they are stupid. They are not stupid. They are wounded and hurt.” “Our ancestors knew they were not their bodies. They knew they were spiritual beings having a human experience. We come from a people who are spiritually grounded.” “Black Women, we have not looked at the social structures that have created a level of depression, anxiety, trauma, and mental unwellness with Black Men.” “We have been so pimped by White Supremacy that we have very little compassion for what Black Men go through.” “Look at the lessons and all the pain. There are plenty and their blessings from the pain. Personally, I think the pain is God's training ground for your calling.”   Mentioned: Dr. Venus Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram  “Hot Mess Millionaire” Amazon Pilot  “Hot Mess Millionaire” Complete Series (https://www.youtube.com/c/DrVenusOpalReese) Pre-order the GurrlApp here: www.TheGurrlApp.com/presale  Free Gift When You Join The Truth Tribe The Black Woman Millionaire Hot Mess Edition   ATTENTION BLACK WOMEN:   If you want to be THE FIRST to know about ALL things Dr. Venus' tech start-up, fill out the form below so you get access FIRST to updates, launches, and the behind the scene scoop! http://bit.ly/DrVenusAppInfo   RESOURCES Convict Leasing Fact check: Southern states used convict leasing to force Black people into unpaid labor Was Convict Leasing Just Legalized Enslavement? - ThoughtCo TIMELINE 1881 to 1900  |  African American Timeline: 1850-1925  |  Articles and Essays  |  African American Perspectives: Materials Selected from the Rare Book Collection  |  Digital Collections  |  Library of Congress 1901 to 1925  |  African American Timeline: 1850-1925  |  Articles and Essays  |  African American Perspectives: Materials Selected from the Rare Book Collection  |  Digital Collections  |  Library of Congress Race Relations in the 1930s and 1940s Change in the Labor Market For Black Americans, 1948-1972 Black-white wage gaps expand with rising wage inequality | Economic Policy Institute Mental Health and The School to Prison Pipeline How the Black Man Became Schizophrenic | Psychology Today Metzl, Jonathan. The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease | Richardson | Disability Studies Quarterly HIP-HOP MUSIC AS SHARECROPPING &  PEONAGE Stop Blaming Rappers for a Problem America Created Are Rappers truly rich? Kanye's Contracts Reveal Dark Truths About the Music Industry | by Annia Mirza | Dialogue & Discourse | Medium ATHLETES WORKHORSE FOR WHITE WEALTH Race, money, and exploitation: why college sport is still the ‘new plantation' | College football | The Guardian Athletes As Slave Labor  Why are black males supported only when they're athletes? Is the NFL exploiting black players? | The Tylt ENTERTAINMENT EXPLOITATION OF BLACK MALES Media Portrayals and Black Male Outcomes | The Opportunity Agenda  

New Books in History
David Moon et al., "Place and Nature: Essays in Russian History" (White Horse Press, 2021)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 66:10


Place and Nature: Essays in Russian History (White Horse Press, 2021) is a collection of essays on environmental history spanning primarily the 19th and 20th centuries. Covering a wide range of thematic topics (water history, migration history and environmentalism) and geographic locations, this book provides new perspectives on the intersection between humans and the environments that surround them. This is largely achieved through the researchers' experiences traveling extensively through the areas they study, seeing them as living places, interviewing inhabitants and marveling at the beauty and harshness of the environment they study. Join us as we talk with Nicolas Breyfogle, David Moon and Alexandra Bekasova about their journeys and research, how the two intertwined and how that granted them new perspectives on the Russian and Soviet environment. Samantha Lomb is a lecturer at Vyatka State University in Kirov, Russia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books Network
David Moon et al., "Place and Nature: Essays in Russian History" (White Horse Press, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 66:10


Place and Nature: Essays in Russian History (White Horse Press, 2021) is a collection of essays on environmental history spanning primarily the 19th and 20th centuries. Covering a wide range of thematic topics (water history, migration history and environmentalism) and geographic locations, this book provides new perspectives on the intersection between humans and the environments that surround them. This is largely achieved through the researchers' experiences traveling extensively through the areas they study, seeing them as living places, interviewing inhabitants and marveling at the beauty and harshness of the environment they study. Join us as we talk with Nicolas Breyfogle, David Moon and Alexandra Bekasova about their journeys and research, how the two intertwined and how that granted them new perspectives on the Russian and Soviet environment. Samantha Lomb is a lecturer at Vyatka State University in Kirov, Russia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

B-Schooled
Spotlight on Rice Jones: B-Schooled episode 85

B-Schooled

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 23:53


As we continue with our series of program-spotlight episodes, next up is the Jones School at Rice University. This week, our host Erika talks with Lisa, an SBC admissions consultant who was formerly the Director of Admissions at Jones.   Lisa shares a lot of wonderful insight on the Rice community; what Jones is looking for in applicants' essays and interviews; and nearly convinces Erika to move to Houston after running through everything the city and its surrounding areas can offer its students and residents!

Midday
Ann Patchett on 'These Precious Days,' her new collection of essays

Midday

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 49:32


Tom's guest today isAnn Patchett, one of the most gifted writers in contemporary American literature. She is the winner of many awards, including the Pen Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize for Fiction, and her work has been translated into more than 30 languages.She is the author of eight novels. Her most recent, The Dutch House,was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. (Tom spoke with the author about that work here on Middayin September, 2019.) Her latest book is a wonderful collection of personal essays called These Precious Days. It's a rich assortment of stories and reflections about dear friends, family, marriage; the art of writing, the joy of reading, how to hold tight, and when to let go. The real-life cast of characters in these essays is as fascinating and endearing and compelling as the diverse array of people she invents in her fiction, and she writes about them with tremendous grace, compassion and skill. Ann Patchett joined Tom on Zoom last week from her home in Nashville, Tennessee, where she co-owns Parnassus Books, an independent bookstore. (Because this conversation was recorded, we wont be taking any calls today.) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KIC POD
Meet the Henshaws! Why Dalton Took Laura's Surname

KIC POD

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 58:20


We're still on a high from Laura's wedding so we decided to do another episode, but this time you'll be hearing from the newlyweds! Together Laura and Dalton reflect on the buildup to the wedding, the wedding itself and the wild reaction sparked by Dalton taking Laura's name. You'll also get to hear Dalton's side of the story, his journey navigating the wedding around covid and how he felt about breaking away from some of the conventional and expected traditions of a wedding. Most importantly, Dalton provides the beautiful reminder that a name doesn't define who you are, your actions do. SPECIAL GUEST Dalton Henshaw SPECIAL SHARES Steph: SCANDAL by Shameless Podcast Laura: 101 Essays that will Change The Way You Think by Brianna Wiest SPONSOR SHOUTOUT With up to 15% off, Bangn Body's Holiday Edit there's gifts for every body and every budget. Use the code KICPOD10 for an extra 10% off site-wide at www.bangnbody.com.Want to try KIC? To celebrate Laura getting married we're giving you ONE FREE MONTH of KIC! Redeem via www.keepitcleaner.com and use the code: HENSHAW. Valid until Wednesday 15 December 2021. Learn to run 10km! We are SO excited to launch our 5-10km KICRUN program on Monday 13 December 2021. Be sure you've subscribed to the KIC app so you can take your running to the next level! Want to run with us? Next Monday the 13th of December we're heading to Sydney for a KICRUN event. For more information on how to join us click here.

The Literary Life Podcast
Episode 116: The “Two for '22” Literary Life Reading Challenge

The Literary Life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 70:43


“Two for '22” Literary Life Reading Challenge! This coming year Angelina, Cindy and Thomas are challenging us to read books in 11 categories, but choose 2 books in each category, with a bit of a twist. In today's episode they briefly go over each category and give a few examples of books would fit into those categories. They also take us through the Kids' “Two for '22” Reading Challenge topics. Next time we will be back with a wrap-up episode for our 19 for 2022 Reading Challenge. The Literary Life Commonplace Books published by Blue Sky Daisies are back with new covers for 2022! Coming up on The Literary Life podcast in the new year, we have Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dreamcoming up in January and after that, Abolition of Man by C. S. Lewis. Then we will be reading The Enchanted Aprilby Elizabeth von Arnim and Charles Dickens' Hard Times later in the year. Our children's classic novel this year will be The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Commonplace Quotes: The artist must be in his work as God is in creation, invisible and all-powerful. One must sense him everywhere, but not see him. Gustave Flaubert There reigns thro' all the blank verse poems such a perpetual trick of moralizing every thing–which is very well, occasionally–but never to see or describe any interesting appearance in nature, without connecting it by dim analogies with the moral world, proves faintness of Impression. Nature has her proper interest; and he will know what it is, who believes and feels, that everything has a Life of its own, and that we are all one Life.  Malcolm Guite The principle behind modern methods of reading is stated in the form: if there is to be a meaning, it shall be ours. C. S. Lewis There is No Frigate Like a Book by Emily Dickinson There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away Nor any Coursers like a Page Of prancing Poetry – This Traverse may the poorest take Without oppress of Toll – How frugal is the Chariot That bears the Human Soul – Book List: Faith, Hope and Poetry by Malcolm Guite The Allegory of the Faerie Queene by Pauline Parker Hard Times by Charles Dickens Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell The Splendid Century by W. H. Lewis The Fellowship by Philip and Carol Zaleski Bandersnatch by Diana Pavlac Goyer Tolkein and The Great War by John Garth A Hobbit, a Wardrobe and a Great War by Joseph Loconte The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini Laurus by Eugene Vodolazkin Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey Elizabeth the Great by Elizabeth Jenkins The Daughter of Time by Josephine They Elizabeth von Arnim Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë Anthony Horowitz Margery Allingham E. C. Bentley Nero Wolfe Series Alan Bradley J. K. Rowling/Roberth Galbraith A Collection of Essays by George Orwell Essays of G. K. Chesterton by G. K. Chesterton David Bentley Hart In a Cardboard Belt! by Joseph Epstein Padraic Colum The Wonder Book for Boys and Girls by Nathaniel Hawthorne Bill Peet: An Autobiography by Bill Peet Kingfisher Book of Russian Tales by James Mayhew Paul Galdone The Cooper Kids Adventure Series by Frank Peretti Harriet the Spy Series by Louise Fitzhugh Support The Literary Life: Become a patron of The Literary Life podcast as part of the “Friends and Fellows Community” on Patreon, and get some amazing bonus content! Thanks for your support! Connect with Us: You can find Angelina and Thomas at HouseofHumaneLetters.com, on Instagram @angelinastanford, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ANGStanford/ Find Cindy at morningtimeformoms.com, on Instagram @cindyordoamoris and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cindyrollins.net/. Check out Cindy's own Patreon page also! Follow The Literary Life on Instagram, and jump into our private Facebook group, The Literary Life Discussion Group, and let's get the book talk going! http://bit.ly/literarylifeFB

Me Reading Stuff
Episode 349: Sebastián de Covarrubias Horozco - Treasure of the Castilian or Spanish Language (Selected & Translated by Janet Hendrickson)

Me Reading Stuff

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 20:48


"What I've aimed for as a translator is transparency, but in pieces, like high small windows in a tall room that let in only moving fragments of the picture of the sky." - Janet Hendrickson"Uhhhhh Sebastián, lions ARE cool." - MeLINKS:Buy Treasure of the Castilian or Spanish Language here: https://bookshop.org/books/treasure-of-the-castilian-or-spanish-language/9780811228602Buy Dave Eggers's "The Every" with my drawings on the cover here: https://electric-works.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-every-by-dave-eggers-robyn-oneil-coverBuy from my shop here: https://www.robynoneil.com/product-page/2021-headstone-greeting-cardBuy Stephanie Goehring's "From the Water [Inaudible]" here: https://hostpublications.com/products/from-the-water-inaudible-by-stephanie-goehringMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robyn_oneil/?hl=enHandwritten Notes: https://www.instagram.com/handwrittennotesontv/Me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Robyn_ONeil

B-Schooled
Spotlight on Fuqua: B-Schooled episode 84

B-Schooled

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 32:04


If you want to be on Team Fuqua, this week's episode is for you! It's jam-packed with insider information from Sherry, a member of our SBC admissions consulting team who's a former member of Duke's Fuqua School of Business admissions committee.   Sherry gives advice for each of Fuqua's essays, and shares invaluable insight on several aspects of the curriculum, campus life and what students like to do in the surrounding Durham, North Carolina, area.

writing class radio
117: A Day in the Life of a Prisoner

writing class radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 35:17


This is the third episode in a 10-part series inspired by the people Allison Langer taught memoir writing, in a men's prison. You will hear new stories by her former students and stories from other incarcerated or formerly incarcerated people around the world.Today's show shares a story by Roderick Richardson, an inmate in a Florida prison. Rod is a master storyteller who grew up in Liberty City, which is a very rough area in Miami. Rod took care of his six brothers and sisters when his mom was incarcerated. At 12 years old, Rod sold drugs to keep food on the table. His story is not unique, unfortunately. Rod is serving a life sentence for robbery.We also share an interview with former prison doctor, Karen Gedney. Dr. Gedney is an internal medicine specialist who spent almost 30 years as a prison physician. She was designated as one of the best in the business by the American Correctional Association and won a Heroes for Humanity Award for her work in HIV in the correctional system. Dr. Gedney ran the only regional prison medical facility in the state of Nevada. She was a naive young physician who survived a world she was ill-prepared for and turned it into a calling. You can read Dr. Gedney's story in her book, 30 Years Behind Bars. Trials of a Prison Doctor. Writing Class Radio is produced by Allison Langer, Andrea Askowitz, Xaire, and by Matt Cundill, Evan Surminski and Courtney Fox at the Sound Off Media Company. Music by Xaire, Koi, Marnino Toussaint, Amadians.There's more writing class on our website, writingclassradio.com, including video classes, essays to study, and editing resources. If you love the lessons you get on each episode, you can get them ALL in one place--our three-part video series--for $50. Click Video Classes on our website.If you want to be a part of the movement that helps people better understand each other through storytelling, follow us on Patreon. For $10/month Andrea will answer all your publishing questions. For $25/month you can join Allison's First Draft weekly writers group, where you can write and share your work every Tuesday 12-1 (ET). www.Patreon.com/writingclassradio.A new episode will drop every other WEDNESDAY. So look for us. There's no better way to understand ourselves and each other, than by writing and sharing our stories. Everyone has a story. What's yours?THIS MUST BE SAID: We don't mean to sensationalize crime or someone who breaks the law. Airing these stories is in no way meant to take anything away from the victims of violent crime. Instead, we want to share stories, because we believe that stories lead to understanding. This series is dedicated to Luis Aracena. You are missed and loved. May you rest in peace.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.